A framed watercolor by Alexandro De Canedo entitled "The Neophytes"and painted in 1933. Canedo was born in Mexico City in 1902 to a Spanish father and American mother. At 15 he studied in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts under the sculptor Jean Magrou. He held is first exhibition of pencil drawings at the Circolo Artistico in Rome in 1927 and in 1928 moved to the U.S. where his first New York Exhibition of pencil drawings was the inaugural exhibition of the Cheshire Gallery in the Chrysler Building in 1932. He continued exhibiting in and around New York and by 1935 he was showing both watercolors and drawings. He continued producing and exhibiting through the 1940s and relocated to Los Angeles in the 1950s where he was active in the L.A. art scene through the late 60's. He passed away in 1978.
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